HC Deb 21 March 1900 vol 80 cc1426-7

Order for Second Reading read.

Motion made and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."

MR. WARNER (Staffordshire, Lichfield)

said he wanted to know what this Bill was about.


said that the object of the Bill was simply to secure to farmers exactly the same compensation for damage to crops from the sparks of railway locomotives as was now obtained in the case of damage caused by sparks from ordinary road locomotives.

MR. CALDWELL (Lanarkshire, Mid)

thought it was a little too much to ask the House to agree to the Second Reading of such a Bill with explanation of such a very imperfect character. The law should not be extended unless a very good cause was made out for a change.

It being half-past Five of the clock, the Debate stood adjourned.

Debate to be resumed upon Wednesday next.